Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.
Quote by Aristotle
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Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so.
The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.
The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
We make war that we may live in peace.
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost.
Anyone who's lost someone to cancer will say this, that you have to struggle to try to remember the person before the diagnosis happened, because they really do change - as anyone would change.
Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive.
The finest clothing made is a person's own skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this.
Much can and must be done by governments, but they cannot of themselves change lives.
In art as in love, instinct is enough.
My mom grew up in poverty in Oklahoma - like Dust Bowl, nine people in one room kind of place - and the way she got out of poverty was through education. My dad grew up without a dad, with very little and he also made his way out through education.
It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.
Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.
Home is the place where, when you have to go there, They have to take you in.